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The following features a long of list of deleted scenes from the released films of the DC Extended Universe. These deleted scenes can be spotted in trailers, TV spots, interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and stills.

Many scenes have been featured instead in novelizations, tie-in books or short films.

Man of Steel

Baby Clark

Jonathan and Martha Kent with baby Clark.

  • A longer battle scene on Krypton that would have featured more of Kelex.
  • A scene with an infant Superman being treated by a pediatrician was filmed but cut. David Goyer explained "There’s a scene, placed between Kal-El’s rocket ship crash-landing in Kansas and an adult Clark working at the fishing boat, where Jonathan and Martha take baby Clark to a pediatrician, because he’s acting strange, due to his superpowers beginning to develop. The doctor decides to check baby Clark’s hearing by emitting sounds into his ear canal. Due to the super-hearing, baby Clark lets out a cry that shatters all of the hospital’s windows as well as setting off alarms of all cars nearby. It was filmed, but cut because it felt out of place."[1]
  • Extended oil rig scene where Clark is searching for the trapped.
  • A small scene of Clark petting a dog in Canada.
  • A scene of General Zod attacking other Earth cities.
  • A scene with Lois being interrogated by the FBI following Zod's announcement, and refuses to talk. [2]
  • A scene of Clark leaving the church after speaking to Father Leone in which there's dialogue, “I won’t betray them.”, “You already have.” cut. This dialogue was used in the promotional trailer.
  • After Clark is bullied, Jonathan Kent takes him fishing without telling Martha.
  • A scene set in Canada where Clark tries to hitchhike.
  • A scene showing the Kent Farm covered in fog.
  • A scene of Lois Lane featuring The Topeka Capital-Journal newspapers.[3]

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

  • According to Zack Snyder there was also a scene he cut which did not make the Ultimate Edition. "We had a scene that we cut from the movie where Superman tries to look for Martha when he finds out that Lex has got her. It was a slightly dark scene that we cut out because it sort of represented this dark side. Because when he was looking for his mom, he heard all the cries of all the potential crimes going on in the city, you know when you look.” [4]

Ultimate Edition

Steppenwolf appears before Lex Luthor

Suicide Squad

  • In the scene of the capture of Harley Quinn was cut a small part, where Batman explains that she will be sent to Belle Reve for the murder of Robin.
  • A flashback sequence similar to the rest of Task Force X's was filmed for Slipknot, but it was removed from the final cut due to time constraints.
  • Joker was going to be present during the final battle with Enchantress, and would make a deal with her to join her if she made him King of Gotham.
  • When Joker kills Monster T in the club, Monster T was supposed to kill himself after realizing there was no other way out of whatever the Joker would do to him.
  • Members of Joker's gang who didn't appear in the assault on Arkham Asylum, including Eyeball Man, Crying Baby Man, a man wearing a musculature-patterned costume, and a man wearing a light-colored burka, would have appeared, and the scene would have been longer.
  • The story of Joker's damaged teeth and "Damaged" tattoo would have been explained; Batman would have beaten Joker in response to the murder of Robin, breaking his teeth, and Joker would have gotten the tattoo as a reminder to Batman of the time he lost control.
  • The scene where Batman chases Joker and Harley was longer.
  • Katana would have been controlled by Enchantress to turn on the rest of the squad.
  • El Diablo was originally going to survive the final battle.

Extended Cut

  • The opening Arkham Asylum sequence with The Joker and Harley Quinn is slightly longer.
  • The guards of Belle Reve feeding Killer Croc a dead, rotting pig, which he casually picks up and carries into his corner. Director David Ayer has a cameo as one of the guards in this scene.
  • An extra shot of Deadshot looking out the window into a rainy night.
  • An additional line made by The Joker at Van Criss Laboratories in which he says "I cant wait to show you my toys". This scene was featured in promotional trailers.
  • While on the helicopter, Captain Boomerang notices that Croc doesn't look so good, at which point Croc leans over and pukes his guts out all over the floor of the helicopter.
  • All of Task Force X discreetly trying to maneuver their way out of Rick Flag's custody, instead of just Harley Quinn and Deadshot.
  • Deadshot bonding with Rick Flag.
  • Deadshot approaches Rick Flag and demands to know who they're in Midway City to rescue.
  • A scene in which Harley Quinn chases The Joker down on a motorcycle and proclaims her love for him. The Joker is visually annoyed by her presence, but eventually sees promise in her when she pulls a gun on him and uses it on an innocent bystander.
  • Harley Quinn diagnosing all of the members of the Suicide Squad, much to the their annoyance. Katana removes her mask and stares Harley down after she attempts to wrongfully diagnoses her.
  • An extended scene at the bar in which all characters have more dialogue.
  • A scene in which Rick Flag reminisces about June Moone.

Wonder Woman

  • While the Wonder Men are walking in Belgium to reach No Man's Land, Chief reveals the presence of underground mine under the road.
  • A deleted epilogue scene shows Etta Candy meeting with Sameer, Charlie and Chief, proposing another mission that involves recovering a very old artifact from western Belgium and delivering it to the Americans. Etta eventually distributes the mission documents and one of them reveals an image of a Mother Box.
    • This scene is included on Wonder Woman Blu-Ray discs as the short film Etta's Mission.

Justice League

Snyder Cut

Main article: Zack Snyder's Justice League
  • Extended history lesson with Darkseid fighting Ares and dialogue cut by the Green Lantern, Zeus, Ares, Antiope and Hippolyta.
  • Extended scene of Lois Lane waking in the middle of the night and mourning Superman in their apartment.
  • A scene of Lois stopping to get coffee, before paying her respects at the Superman memorial. A policeman who was supposed to act as her chauffeur throughout the movie says "You don't miss a day, do you?" Snyder himself was intended to have a cameo in this scene.[5]
  • Extended Aquaman recruitment scene. Additional lines were added by Whedon and some Zack bits were cut.
  • Extended scene of Wonder Woman saving hostages in London, in which an explosion goes off. One shot of the explosion can still be seen in the first promotional trailer.
  • Scene with Barry Allen saving Iris West by breaking the glass.
Bruce Wayne in Iceland
  • Scene with Lois Lane and Martha Kent at Lois and Clark's apartment. [6]
  • Cyborg’s previous life with a scene of him playing football and scoring the winning touchdown, while his mom watches from the stands. The car accident which killed his mom and severely injured himself would have also been shown.
  • Diana learning about Steppenwolf's previous invasion from a mural in Themyscira. [7]
  • After the attack on the Atlantean Vault, Aquaman consults with Mera and Vulko over what to do next. Mera entices him to stay as King because she “doesn’t trust Orm”. Vulko, however, encourages Aquaman to follow his heart and Aquaman admits he feels responsible to the people on Earth.
  • Cyborg learning the history of the Mother Boxes, including their discovery by Nazis. [8]
  • A scene of Cyborg struggling but eventually learning to fly, a small portion of this scene can still be seen in the first promotional trailer.[9]
  • A quick scene of a Parademon returning to look for a mother box outside the Stone Residence, while Cyborg hides behind a wall.
  • A cameo of Ryan Choi working at S.T.A.R. Labs. In the DC Comics universe, Ryan Choi became the hero known as The Atom. [10]
  • Aquaman and Wonder Woman join Cyborg and Flash at the Smallville Cemetery. [11]
  • After returning to the Kryptonian Ship, Cyborg sounds the alarm to make sure that all personal are evacuated, while the League carries Superman's coffin inside.
  • Cyborg saving a cop during the battle in Heroes Park which was much bigger. This scene was shown in the first promotional trailer.[12] An entire military sub-plot including scenes with the villains and an action scene was cut. It was the military that fired on Superman first in which he attacked them in response. [13]
  • Clark returns to the Kryptonian ship to recover his Superman suit. This scene was including in the Blu-Ray release of Justice League. However an extended scene was filmed in which Clark takes flight as a call back to Man of Steel.
Superman Deleted Scene

Superman meeting Alfred.

  • Superman meets with Alfred to find the whereabouts of the League.
  • Bruce Wayne’s conversation with Diana after Superman returns. He admits he's killed people and Diana tells him that “he’s changed now” but Bruce remains adamant that he can only atone himself by sacrificing his life.
  • A scene of Batman using a Parademon rifle after the Batmobile is destroyed. [14]
  • Superman joins the fight and teams up with the League to defeat Steppenwolf. However, he'd be a bit more unhinged.[15] Steppenwolf tries to tempt Superman into joining his army and shows a vision of the Knightmare future. Darkseid is shown on his throne, along with the Hall of Justice in ruins and the Mother Boxes successfully terraforming Earth, but Superman snaps out of it and delivers the final blow to Steppenwolf.
    • Another version of this scene was filmed when Cyborg tries to separate the Mother Boxes while Heggra keeps trying to talk him away. Cyborg is shown the same Knightmare footage Superman had seen and Steppenwolf then rips Cyborg apart. [16]
Justice League - Aquaman - meets Mera and Vulko - deleted scene

"I'm going home to see my Dad"

  • Aquaman meets Mera and Vulko off the village coast who warn him about Orm. However, Aquaman states he's "going home to see his Dad". [17]
  • Bruce Wayne and Barry Allen place Victor's “body” in the Batcave and confirm they'll be able to reignite his mechincal parts.
  • The death of Silas Stone about halfway through the film. The last message that Silas recorded for his son would then play over Justice League's final montage; those lines were instead given to Lois Lane. [18]
  • An alternate ending in which Darkseid opens a Boom Tube and meets the Justice League. [19]
  • An after credit scene that was shot in principal photography involved Bruce being woken in the night in his lake house by a green light and being visited by Tomar Re and Kilowog. The scene was cut early on in post-production.
    Snyder Cut - Deathstroke image
  • Additional lines added by Whedon in the after credit scene with Lex Luthor and Deathstroke and some Zack bits cut. [20]

Whedon Cut

  • Batman's rooftop fight with the Parademon in Gotham City was originally longer and more comedic, Whedon reportedly wrote 80 new pages of material when he started work on Justice League.
  • VFX reels show deleted lines from Cyborg and Superman.

Aquaman

  • In an original version of the film, the Trench were meant to be played by actors in costumes and they featured shark-like heads.
  • After being captured by Orm Marius, Arthur Curry is thrown in a prison where he starts a prison riot, which ends up involving Sharks-guards.
  • A scene where Arthur Curry grabs Mera out of the water during a moment when the waves were particularly powerful.

Shazam!

Sivana Masion

Sivana's mansion in the deleted scenes.

Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

  • In the original cut there were more scenes of Harley and Joker's breakup.
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Wonder Woman 1984

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